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    by roycv ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)

    24 days ago
    This was drawn up from a 6 x 4 plan out of Yachting Monthly and is called Goosander. She was designed as a home buid yacht 27 feet loa 4 berth. My model is 1 : 12 scale. The hull shape is unusual being a double chine. When I came to draw up the plans it was not easy to accomodate a little more displacement and still balance the hull. This involves keeping the waterline right and doing some calculations for in and out wedges for heeling over and staying level.
    She got wet for the first time in 1975 and then having learnt a bit more about sailing I gave her a re-fit in 1990 and entered her in the Class C5 in the Model Engineering exhibition where she gained a Bronze medal. She sails remarkably well and also has a small prop, (purely for lunch time purposes of course). I recently did a few repairs and some changes to the jib arrangements and the photo was takena week or so back.

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    23 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
    As an addendum I made the sails from Dacron / Terylene hot cut to seal the edges. These are the second set and the mast is the second mast as originally I had a 2 piece mast glued together incorporating a luff groove but it did not work out as the sails sat very badly.
    So I went to the jack line systen and the sails have dress fasteners suitably stretched out and sewn in place. The other part is twisted and are the jib runners. This mast is wood but has the metal finish paint that is applied and later polished. It looks a lot like aluminium.
    I apologise to full size saiors as the fenders are there for display but do sail with the boat. I am not good at half hitches so just a knot.
    The window frames are from 00 gauge rail bent to fit which holds the glazing in place. Handrail was a laborious carve from hardwood and I have an easier way now!
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    23 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all First picture shows the stern pulpit and lifebelts. These have an emergency flashing beacon attached and both come free from their holders. The stanchions I produced from round stock aluminium about 3/16ths dia. This was drawn through a draw bar and then progressive smaller holes until it was about 1/8th diameter. Painted with a rounded top and a hole drilled for the wire.

    The next picture shows the pulpit with attachments I think of brass tubing Samson post and cleats the Danforth anchor is in place.
    Under the hatch sorry a bit blurred, the rudder servo which is attached to a monofilament line to give a near invisible connection to the tiller. The bracket and nut arrangement give an adjustment for the line stretching.
    The other servo with microswitch turns the engine on / off. Blurred in the foreground is the 6 ch. RC receiver I made from a Micron kit it has the old pin type Futaba connectors and is 27Mhtz FM. I left it as it works OK. I used to run it from my kit built Micron Tx but this has developed a fault since it was last stored and now I use an old Futaba M series Tx.
    The tabernacle supports the mast and the aerial connector is visible at its base.
    The sail winch is an arm servo of the same history as the one in my Pelican. This was fitted in the 1990 re-fit as previously I had 2 standard servos, one for each sail.
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    23 days ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
    What an absolute corker.
    You've done a fantastic job of creating a really realistic looking boat there ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    24 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
    Condor looks a very nice model, actually, I vaguely remember Goosander in Yachting Monthly from my real boat days.If I remember correctly, the original was only 23ft LOA, then the designer built the 27ft. version and went off sailing around the Med

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    24 days ago by TonyAsh ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Looks really good. if you have some close up pics it'll be good to see the detail and your winch arrangement.
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